The Cat — Cycle 54+


The Cat — Cycle 54+


Tiff must clean the family cat, but the cat really hates baths!  It runs away and hides in a tree. Tiff manages to bring it back in the house, and this time she shows more care and patience. The cat still doesn't love baths, but she does love Tiff for taking good care of her.

Full Text:

That cat is soft.

But it is not clean!

Tiff must clean it.

That cat did fear the tub.

That cat did not trust Tiff.

It hid in that tree.  

See Tiff lift that cat.

The cat is in the tub.  It is mad!

But it is clean.

See Tiff hug that clean cat.


/ă/ (IPA: æ),        /m/,                  /t/,                   /ē/ (IPA: i),            /s/,                       /ĭ/ (IPA: ɪ),        

/f/,                       /d/,                   /r/,                   /th/ (IPA: ð),         /ŏ/ (IPA: ɒ),          /g/,

/l/,                        /h/,                  /ŭ/ (IPA: ʌ),      /k/,                       /b/,                       /n/,

/sh/ (IPA: ʃ),      


This booklet is designed for kindergarten students to read independently after they have reached the cycle indicated on the cover. Students should use this to practice decoding and to develop independent reading habits. This should not be used for guided reading or for the development of content knowledge.


This file is designed to be printed, folded, stapled, and given to students as a booklet.  

  • Step 1: To print, select “print on both sides of the paper” and “flip on the short edge” in your print menu.  
  • Step 2: Fold the printed pages along the dashed line in the center, and staple on top of the three staple images on the front cover.

When one student finishes reading the booklet, you can pass it on to the next student who is ready for it.  Or you can create one copy for each student and tell them that they can color the pictures when they finish reading it.